LEGO Batman himself, Will Arnett, will be the new host of FOX’s unscripted competition series “LEGO Masters,” which will premiere on the network on February 5th. The series will feature pairs of LEGO enthusiasts facing off in brick-building challenges. The show is already a hit overseas, and fans will get to enjoy the first round of challenges this winter. Throughout the season, Arnett, alongside expert judges, will encourage the builders, introduce challenges and put the creations to the test until one duo is crowned LEGO Masters. Arnett also serve as an executive producer on the series.
“This show is an hour of fun for the whole family and Will is the ideal host. He’s already a member of the LEGO family and his passion for this show is infectious,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment. “He’s also a great collaborator and, let’s be honest, he’s hilarious – which makes him perfect for this competition.”
“It gives me piece of mind to be able to continue building my relationship with The LEGO Group,” said Arnett. “Ultimately, my goal is Danish citizenship.”
The show is based on the popular British reality-competition series of the same name. FOX‘s official description adds, “LEGO MASTERS brings imagination, design and creativity to life when teams of LEGO enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks.”
In each episode, the competing pairs who impress the judges the most will progress to the next round, until the finale, during which the top teams will face off for a cash prize, the ultimate LEGO trophy and the grand title of master. Originally created by Tuesday’s Child, LEGO MASTERS first launched on the U.K.’s Channel 4 in 2017, when it quickly became the network’s highest-rated new series, nearly doubling its primetime average with young adults. Since then, the show has been renewed by Channel 4 and local versions of the successful format have begun launching around the world.
Arnett voiced LEGO Batman in the “LEGO Movie” franchise, including 2017’s “The LEGO Batman Movie.” He has received multiple Emmy Award nominations for his work on both “Arrested Development” and “30 Rock.” Currently, Arnett lends his voice to the Emmy Award-nominated streaming animated comedy “BoJack Horseman.”
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